In Drammen, Norway, Harriet Nuttall was best Brit in the 2* 1.45m grand prix, taking fifth on Galway Bay Jed.
Ten of the original 40 jumped clear to access the jump-off, but a rail down dropped Harriet and the RomanovLux nine-year-old from a possible second to fifth.
Brits featured well in the jump-off but luck was not on our side and frustrating faults put paid to a win. Julie Andrews and Ayrton IV also made one mistake to take seventh with Jess Dimmock on Cybel II in eighth. And Philip Spivey on the Romanov 11-year-old Smirnov came home on eight for ninth.
Just 0.17 sec prevented Harriet and Silver Lift (Easy Lift/Silver Cloud) from victory in the silver tour 1.30m final. Sweden’s Jorgen Larsson took the win on Johnny B.Good. James Shore was also double clear for ninth on Balu Boris S.
In Versailles, France, four faults in the Renault 5* 1.50m speed dropped John Whitaker and the Cassus nine-year-old Crumley down the line to 16th. France’s Julien Epaillard recorded another good win, this time with Safari D Auge with a 0.29 sec advantage over the Netherlands’ Harrie Smolders on Zinius.
Tess Carmichael eased the Libero H 16-year-old Unique III into fifth in the 1* 1.25m speed, finishing almost four sec behind the winner. Florence Bellm and Chipie B F Z slotted right behind into sixth.
And Tess also picked up seventh in the 1.15m speed on the eight-year-old E.Harley. A fast four faults on Southbound put Florence into 11th.
And in Mannheim, Germany, Leonora Smee claimed sixth in the amateur 1.40m on the Oklund 14-year-old Waltons Top Flight with clear and eight.
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